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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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October 2019

The Innovators Issue: Junya Ishigama's genre-busting architecture, Sidewalk Labs and the future of the city, and more!

Did those teenagers just snicker at my belly? Should I have shaved today? Was that my fresh-man-year roommate who walked by? And isn’t he super-successful now? Am I going to meet my Azure deadline? Will I meet any deadline ever? Was that gas? Wait, was that gas?  

My mind is a diagnosis-worthy whir in the best of times. When I dash around New York City, it shifts into an even higher gear of self-consciousness and internalized comparisons. Forest bathing, meet
your evil twin: downtown waterboarding. The last time I strolled my hometown in relative peace was probably two therapists and 16 pounds ago. 

Kyriaki Goti Meditation Hut
Kyriaki Goti Meditation Hut

Similar inner voices must have driven Kyriaki Goti – a winner of this magazine’s A+ Student Award in...

Kyriaki Goti’s “Sky Gazing Tower” Transcends the Rush of the City

The curiously open meditation hut aims to both allay urban anxieties and
invite solutions to them.

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